Spheros 8000 v Stella 8000 for $$$

Has anyone got a spheros 8000 and experience good or bad with these reels? The one main combo I'm missing is something between my spheros 14000 (15kg mono, 65lb braid spools) and my applause 4000 (6kg braid). Its a bloody big gap thats missing there for all my spinning work and I need something inbetween to fix the void. I wanted to get a stella 8000, but not sure on the price vs spheros. I saw that the spheros was $150 or so in bluewater exmouth yesterday, so can only assume they are much cheaper online. Has anyone bought a stella 8000 online and got a good price in comparison to being able to buy a spheros which may not be as tough/$$$, but still more than capable of handling good fish.

Cheers,
Adam

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You can buy 5-6 Spheros

Fri, 2007-09-28 10:56

You can buy 5-6 Spheros 8000's for the same price as the Stella.......if you are happy with your spheros 14000...........stick with it, get the spheros 8000, save your hard earned cash.
IMO $900 for a 8kg spinning reel is crazy

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Go a penn international

Fri, 2007-09-28 11:07

Go a penn international baitcaster mate - reasonable price and awesome reel that is great for casting.

Overheads all the way for me with anything over about 5kg

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Yeah the prices for Stellas

Fri, 2007-09-28 11:08

Yeah the prices for Stellas in Aus are rediculous.  Great reels and all that but close to a grand is a shedload of cash.  I got my 8000 from Japan for roughly $600 and I reckon  at that price it's OK (with a spare spool).  I haven't used a spheros.  Have you considered the Twinpower? 

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Have a look at the sustain

Fri, 2007-09-28 12:33

Have a look at the sustain 8000. I've had one for just over a year now and am very happy with it. Very nice reel. Good for chucking lures or baits. Nice and light and good drag. Check 'em out.
Cheers Mick

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stradic8K

Fri, 2007-09-28 13:25

a stradic 8k is also an option... good for spinning lures i love mine, have also used it as a sinker winch with the right lift and wind was ok. the current FH models are going cheap given the new model coming out not much more expensive than a spheros 8

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i agree with the stradic.my

Fri, 2007-09-28 13:41

i agree with the stradic.my 8000 has never missed a beat

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8000

Fri, 2007-09-28 15:06

altough stella 8000 are in a completely different league to the stradics, spheros or sustain.
i still reckon for your money the spheros 8000 are tough as balls...same with the stradics or sustains!
if you werent looking to spend the money on a stella adam then i reckon any of these reels handle the job with ease...

cheers
sam

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There's a few reels that

Fri, 2007-09-28 15:49

There's a few reels that fit between the Stella and the Spheros that would be worth a look (Twinpower 6000, Sustain/Stradic 8000). Might be worth waiting for the new sustains to come out?

Stella 8ks can be picked up overseas for about $600 to your doorstep which ain't bad considering what they're worth in Australia.

I'm in the same situation at the moment, I've got a MASSIVE gap in my spinning gear with nothing that fit's between my 6lb spin gear and my 50lb jigging gear (stella 8k). My 30lb baitcasting barra gear doesn't really cut it when it comes to casting light plastics, especially into the wind. I'll probably be looking at an Aspire 4000 or something similar with 20lb braid.

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hi ads

Fri, 2007-09-28 17:35

Remember that reel I used to jig YFTuna on bouttime?

That was a Twinpower 6000PG. Well worth the money, available online, in HG high gear of PG power gear ratios. 15kg max drag, 300m of PE4. A tWinpower 8000pg is the same reel with bigger spool. very light. but i reckon 8000 size is overkill :P stella and twinpower 8000 more for small (15kg ish) GTs.

Don't usually recommend gear cause I dont want to be dragged into local/OS debates, and some already frown on me.... but I really do rate it that highly, and since you're gonna take me fishing... :P :P :P

will be up in a week ads, u free?

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Dates

Fri, 2007-09-28 18:42

What dates KC? I am off until the 6th, then working until the 15th. Best bit is I get paid to go fishing next week to catch spangled emperor for research quotas. :)

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Sing spheros sing

Fri, 2007-09-28 19:10

Have you forgotten already Adam that 20kg mackie on 8KG mono.
Good reels 8000Spheros and now have a spare spool with 10kg for light jigging. Good value for the money.

For the money though Adam i would look at a stradic 8000 as they are around the $200 mark at  the moment as there is a new model coming out and they are clearing them. Alot smoother reels.

Good luck

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8000

Fri, 2007-09-28 20:22

I've had a Spheros 8000 on a 7 footer for casting from the beach for tailor and salmon for about 6yrs. With 8kg braid she chucks a mile. Gotta run the old tape on the finger for lures over 50grams or you'll risk cuts. Good bang for buck I reckon.

Cheers Jason

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8000PG

Fri, 2007-09-28 21:02

Got myself a Twinpower 8000PG in HK on my recent trip for about $310. Loaded it up with 50lb Jigman, very solid and smooth. Keen to put it to some good use soon as a light jigging reel.

John

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twinpower pg all the way - I

Sat, 2007-09-29 05:58

twinpower pg all the way - I have a stella 8000 and mates both have PG 8000 and whilst the stella is the nicest reel I have ever used it is not $500 nicer than the twinpower which should be around $450 to your door on Ebay. Theya re very different to the Twinpower we get here.

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dammit. i will be up 5th til

Sun, 2007-09-30 14:39

dammit. i will be up 5th til the 14th. boo

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Kasey - is that Nov or Oct

Mon, 2007-10-01 10:07

Kasey - is that Nov or Oct

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oct dude you heading up

Mon, 2007-10-01 16:08

oct dude

you heading up yourself?

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 Sing Spheros

Mon, 2007-10-01 16:47


 Sing Spheros sing!!!!!!!!!!!
Tackle junkie
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Twinpower

Sat, 2007-10-06 01:19

I've got the Twinpower 8000, and love it. Big John, did you buy yours at that little shop in Wan Chai? With the Aussie dollar so strong now, the price for an 8000PG here in Hong Kong works out at about AU$290 now!!!

cheers all
Ian

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Alley way

Sun, 2007-10-07 23:25

That's the one Ian.

Tried to get the popping model (HG) but they didn't stock them and said it might take several weeks to get one from Japan.

I've also been getting a bit of stuff from pokee's online store. Good prices on the Ultra Jigman braid.

John

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imho stradic 8000 is utter

Fri, 2010-02-12 22:16

imho stradic 8000 is utter crap and no good for hard jigging / spinning I broke mine plenty of times before i had to get rid of it.

 

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Saragosa 8000

Sat, 2010-02-13 07:27

Another option is the saragosa 8000. Caught some good size sambos with it and it was great.

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yer im another for the

Sat, 2010-02-13 11:29

yer im another for the saragosa. get a stella handle and more bearings as well. Plus its rated for saltwater. wotever that means.

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geez man this is like over 3

Sat, 2010-02-13 21:05

geez man this is like over 3 yrs old. I thought Adam asking the same thing again.

What a waste of bandwidth.....and time......

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